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Vegan Tortilla Soup

Quinoa may be an unconventional ingredient, but it adds protein in this vegan tortilla soup, making it hearty enough for a main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: Cubed avocado, lime wedges and additional chopped cilantro


  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno pepper; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add broth, quinoa, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, corn and cilantro; heat through. Serve with optional ingredients as desired.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 182 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 792mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Pauline
    Dec 18, 2020


  • korybrown
    Aug 13, 2020

    This soup was amazing! The only changes I made was adding some grilled chicken to it and topped with tortilla strips right before serving. The flavor was perfect and the quinoa was a great addition.

  • Shiela
    Mar 3, 2020

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